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List of the best Fawlty Towers episodes, as voted on by other fans of the series. Although only 12 episodes of this British sitcom were made, it still continues to have a cult following. With so many memorable episodes of the show, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Fawlty Towers episodes of all time are. Fans of Fawlty Towers are extremely passionate about the show, and there is often debate over which episodes are better than others. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

Episodes here include everything from The Germans to The Anniversary. What is the best Fawlty Towers episode of all time? Look below and find out.
The Germans is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fawlty Towers Episodes
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The Germans


Sybil goes into the hospital for toe surgery, leaving Basil to cope with a fire drill single-handed. After a couple of blows on the head, Basil tells some German guests where Germany went wrong in WWII. ...more

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Original Airing: Oct 24 1975

Season: Fawlty Towers Series 1

Episode Number: 6

Director: John Howard Davies

Previous Episode: Gourmet Night

Next Episode: Communication Problems

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Communication Problems is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fawlty Towers Episodes
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Communication Problems


A selectively deaf woman named Mrs Richards insists that she has had a large amount of money stolen at the hotel, and against Sybil's wishes Basil puts a fiver on Dragonfly. ...more

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Original Airing: Feb 19 1979

Season: Fawlty Towers Series 2

Episode Number: 1

Director: Bob Spiers

Previous Episode: The Germans

Next Episode: The Psychiatrist

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The Psychiatrist is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fawlty Towers Episodes
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The Psychiatrist


A psychiatrist and his wife come to stay and Basil thinks Sybil is telling them all about his life. ...more

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Original Airing: Feb 26 1979

Season: Fawlty Towers Series 2

Episode Number: 2

Director: Bob Spiers

Previous Episode: Communication Problems

Next Episode: Waldorf Salad

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The Kipper and the Corpse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fawlty Towers Episodes
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The Kipper and the Corpse


"The Kipper and the Corpse" is the fourth episode of the second series of the British sitcom Fawlty Towers. It first aired at 9.00pm on BBC2 on 12 March 1979. Distinguishing it from other episodes is its heavy use of black comedy. ...more

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Original Airing: Mar 12 1979

Season: Fawlty Towers Series 2

Episode Number: 4

Director: Bob Spiers

Previous Episode: Waldorf Salad

Next Episode: The Anniversary

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Basil the Rat is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fawlty Towers Episodes
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Basil the Rat


The health inspector is coming and Basil tells Manuel to get rid of his pet rat, which he later finds out is named Basil. ...more

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Original Airing: Oct 25 1979

Season: Fawlty Towers Series 2

Episode Number: 6

Director: Bob Spiers

Previous Episode: The Anniversary

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Gourmet Night is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fawlty Towers Episodes
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Gourmet Night


"Gourmet Night" is the fifth episode in the first series of the BBC TV sitcom Fawlty Towers. ...more

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Original Airing: Oct 17 1975

Season: Fawlty Towers Series 1

Episode Number: 5

Director: John Howard Davies

Previous Episode: The Hotel Inspectors

Next Episode: The Germans

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Waldorf Salad is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fawlty Towers Episodes
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Waldorf Salad


An American and his wife get unsatisfactory service at Fawlty Towers when he orders a Waldorf salad, after the kitchen has closed. ...more

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Original Airing: Mar 05 1979

Season: Fawlty Towers Series 2

Episode Number: 3

Director: Bob Spiers

Previous Episode: The Psychiatrist

Next Episode: The Kipper and the Corpse

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The Hotel Inspectors is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fawlty Towers Episodes
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The Hotel Inspectors


"The Hotel Inspectors" is the fourth episode of the BBC sitcom Fawlty Towers. ...more

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Original Airing: Oct 10 1975

Season: Fawlty Towers Series 1

Episode Number: 4

Director: John Howard Davies

Previous Episode: The Wedding Party

Next Episode: Gourmet Night

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